Weekly World Headlines

Roy Halladay headshot, as Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, partial graphic

Roy Halladay headshot, as Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, partial graphic

Roy Halladay Death

Roy Halladay, former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, tragically passed away on Tuesday, November 7th. Halladay was the only passenger in his single-engine plane. A 911 call came in at 12:06 p.m. ET that a plane had crashed. There were no distress calls, according to the sheriff’s office. He was 40 years old.

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/07/sport/roy-halladay-killed-florida-plane-crash/index.html

Louis C.K. Scandal

Louis C.K. was accused of inappropriate sexual activity with five women. On Friday, Louis confirmed these shocking reports. “These stories are true,” stated C.K. He later went on to say that he is “remorseful” and has “tried to learn” from his irresponsible behavior. The release of C.K.’s new movie, “I Love You, Daddy”, has been put on hold. Netflix also announced on Friday that it would no longer move forward with plans for another stand up special with the comedian.

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/entertainment/louis-ck-apology/index.html

US Soldier in Niger bound

Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the US soldiers killed in an ISIS-linked ambush in Niger last month, was found with his hands tied, a defense official tells CNN, though the US military has not confirmed those accounts. A joint US Africa Command and Niger military investigation team returned to Tongo Tongo and retraced actions before, during, and after the ambush. Eyewitnesses of the aftermath told CBS News and the Washington Post that his hands were tied. The Post quoted a local farmer and trader saying some children tending cattle found Johnson’s remains with his hands tied behind his back and talked to a village chief confirming it. Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa Command, declined to comment on the reports until the investigation is complete, out of respect for the families of the fallen soldiers.

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/politics/niger-inquiry-intelligence-authorization/index.html

Powerful Earthquake in Iran

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraqi city of Halabja on Sunday. It has been reported that there have been 130 deaths and at least 1,000 people were injured in the quake, according to Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars News. Iraq’s Meteorological Organization issued a warning on Iraqi State TV urging citizens to stay away from buildings and to refrain from using elevators. This is still a developing story.

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/12/middleeast/iraq-earthquake/index.html